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Pre op for hernia surgery, ECG read " possible inferior infarct , age undetermined, what should my concerns be heading into surgery friday morning?

Pre op for hernia surgery, ECG read " possible inferior infarct , age undetermined, what should my concerns be heading into surgery friday morning?

Heart attack: This could be a sign if an old heart attack. If it was the computer reading, it may not be correct. Comparison with an old ECG is helpful. Depending on the type of hernia operation ( there are many), the surgeon and anesthesiologist will decide to proceed or postpone. They should discuss the risks with you as well. ...Read more

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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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Abnormal ECG sinus bradycardia and septal infarct age undetermined?

Abnormal ECG sinus bradycardia and septal infarct age undetermined?

Depends: Sinus bradycardia can be normal in a fit individual. Septal infarct age undetermined may also be a normal variant, but also possibly indicate previous injury to the heart. You might want to consider getting further evaluation, such as a stress treadmill ECG test. Depending on various associated healthy issues, this might need to be combined with imaging (nuclear or ultrasonography). ...Read more

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ECGs during nuke stress test said possible inferior infarct(age unknown).echo b4 test was good. ecgs b4&after good too. docs said im fine.do u agree?

ECGs during nuke stress test said possible inferior infarct(age unknown).echo b4 test was good. ecgs b4&after good too. docs said im fine.do u agree?

False positive test: False positive nuclear stress test is common in the inferior region due to attenuation artifact brought by the diaphragm. This can be reduced by certain protocols but not totally eliminated.in the absence of any collaborative finding such as wall motion abnormality, it is of doubtful significance ...Read more

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What would cause false-positive ECGS durin nuclear stress test?Possible inferior infarct age unknown. echo b4 was fine,ECGS b4&after fine too. worried

Situational strain: It is mostly unknown still as to what the cause of false positive changes seen on the ECG in stress testing is from but we do see it more in females and may be in some people related to situational strain on the small heart blood vessels. ...Read more

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I'm a 49 incomplete. Ekg said normal sinus rhythm can not rule out anterior infarct, age undetetermined abnormal ecg. I've had myocarditis. Worry?

Discuss with: Your cardiologist. If you are seeing this automated interpretation at the top of your ekg keep in mind it is not always accurate and will still need interpretation by a physician. ...Read more

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My ECG had an old inferior apical infarct. what does "apical" mean?

My ECG had an old inferior apical infarct. what does "apical" mean?

ECG: apical means the tip or apex of the left ventricle, inferoapical means the bottom wall and the tip of the left ventricle ...Read more

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Always had abnormal ECG due to inverted Twaves last ECG said ST & Twave abnormality, consider Anterior ischemia cant rule out inferior infarct. Worry?

Depends: You list "stress echocardiography" - was this normal? It's a much more accurate test than just an ordinary, resting EKG. If your stress echo was normal, forget the EKG but remember to always warn future doctors that you have a "normal funky-looking EKG" so they don't worry. ...Read more

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Infarction (Definition)

When the blood supply of a tissue is compromised by whatever mechanism, the tissue will stop working and if blood flow is not restored, the tissue will eventually die ("infarct", both verb and noun). The clinical picture that runs with development of an infarct ("heart attack"; ...Read more


Infarct (Definition)

Infarct is also known as Infarction. It means an area of tissue death due to lack of oxygen most commonly associated with ...Read more


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